The connective tissue covers all the internal structures of the penis. The damage to it can occur at any point, although it's more likely where structures have natural gaps.
It could just be a bruise. Or a discoloration could be a fungus too, but fungus doesn't sound as likely in your situation.
Because of the uniqueness of the penis's structure, healing may require weeks or months, if it occurs at all. It's exceptionally difficult to predict, which is why an examination by a urologist can be helpful in at least identifying the kinds of injury that may have occurred and what to expect.View Thread
You can tear the connective tissue that attaches the head of your penis to the shaft. Bruising would tend to indicate a tear. This may change the visual appearance of the structure of your penis. It is not likely to go back to the way it was if you created such a tear from rough handling, and this will be the new sculptural shape you have. This doesn't mean it's a problem, but it is altered. If you have further concerns, bring it up with a urologist who can inspect the area.View Thread
Salt, lymph fluid has no color, so whatever you see colored blue is a vein, not lymph. You may have a varicose or thrombosed vein, or you might have a bruise or scar in the soft tissue in that area. Call the urologist's office who initially treated you and follow-up to report what has happened since your initial treatment and what you're seeing now. He may decide you need to come in for another appointment and further care. It is your responsibility to follow up with the doctor.View Thread
Xizon, I'm not sure if I said lymphocele was rare, or that it was just much less likely to occur than lymphangitis. To skip to your questions: 1) either the fluid will resorb by itself or it won't, there's no predictor. If it has been months without reduction, then likely best to have the lymphocele aspirated and the fluid drained. A long-term lymphocele might otherwise calcify and become a permanent lump. While it's still fluid, it can be drained. 2) Erections are not really aggravating the problem, only friction does, which is why you refrain from masturbation and sex. There is nothing that will accelerate the possible resolution except draining the lymphocele in the doctor's office. 3) the lymph channel itself will heal on its own. The leaked fluid I've already commented on earlier. No, there are no specialists designated in a more refined manner than "urologist." When making an appointment, tell the nurse that you're coming in to see the doctor about draining a lymphocele and ask which urologist you should see for this (assuming they have more than one in the office). She will know which to direct you to.View Thread
Thatguy05, I just remember that for most people this is their first time asking a question even if it's not my first time answering.
I'm not sure I know enough about all the urology departments to compare them. You might find the information you're looking for by calling the AUA (American Urological Association) which should have information on which practices are well known for particular specialties. In the mid-Atlantic where I am, we consider Johns Hopkins University Hospital to have one of the strongest urology departments, plus it is a research hospital that people travel to for lots of things from around the world. It's a fantastic hospital in Maryland for more than just urology. I'm sure there are others.
WebMD won't allow anyone to recommend a specific physician anyway.View Thread
gfit13, I don't know. Seeing a urologist who can inspect the situation is the best course. Do not allow the doctor to be dismissive. Make sure they can see the condition. Persist until you are satisfied with the outcome or explanation. That's your responsibility. I think I have exhausted the repertoire of suggestions in this 46 page thread.
If you're still masturbating once a week, you're restarting the clock every time you do it. No surprise it hasn't healed yet. No matter how gentle you think you're being, you're not.View Thread
Blarghhh, There's no "sign" of whether scarring has occurred or not. It's an internal process that can't be seen. I wouldn't worry about it if you are seeing improvements. It's only when you see no improvements over a very long period of time that it becomes a primary concern, or if the irritation is perpetually and unpleasantly painful. I meant there is no "cure" for scar tissue once it forms.
I also dislike doctor visits, but know when it's necessary.View Thread
Isthisreallife, If anything, an irritation from too much masturbation can overstimulate nerves that create false urgency. Abstinence will not increase urinary urgency/frequency.
Lack of masturbation does not cause blue balls for most people. The body has natural ways of disposing of any fluid production that might occur for those whom it does happen. The majority of men have no physical discomfort associated, although they may encounter mental irritation. Anyone experiencing physical discomfort is in a minority, and is possibly misinterpreting a mental urge as a physical need. These may be hard to distinguish depending for those men with an intense libido. Lack of masturbation does not cause prostatitis or epididymitis, although these pre-existing conditions can aggravate for lots of reasons, particularly because the movement of fluids can wash out the accumulation of bacteria or material in which bacteria can replicate.
I stand corrected. The urine test for STDs is available, but some choose not to use it because it does not always detect gonorrhea in women. It does test for chlamydia well.View Thread